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Man with machete threatens people in Fairbanks playground

  • Author: Associated Press
  • Updated: June 28, 2019
  • Published June 28, 2019

FAIRBANKS - A man was detained at a Fairbanks park after witnesses said he threatened people with a machete.

Fairbanks television station KTVF reports the 23-year-old man was held on suspicion of assault. Online court records Friday did not indicate that he had been charged.

Police shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday received a call of a suspicious man menacing people at the playground at Pioneer Park.

The caller said the man had a machete in his bag and was threatening people, including children.

Police detained the man without incident and took him to Fairbanks Correctional Center.